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Summary

The wait for vengeance is over. 

When a man wakes to find himself gripping a dagger and sprawled next to a corpse, what else can he do but board a boat sailing for India? But after five years spent avoiding the hangman’s noose, Hudson Lockhart has returned to England to prove himself innocent of any crime. Suspecting a family member conspired to incriminate him, Lockhart devises a plan to trap the culprit. All he needs now is someone to pretend to be his devoted wife. 

An opportunity too good to miss. 

Since the death of her father, Claudia Darling spends her days managing their dilapidated manor house in Falaura Glen whilst caring for her blind sister. Every day is much like the next until a dark, handsome stranger arrives in the dead of night looking for a place to stay. Claudia’s attempts to discover more about the mysterious gentleman lodging in the coach house leads to an unexpected proposal she cannot refuse. 

Will Claudia throw caution to the wind for a chance to escape the daily drudgery and bring an end to her financial troubles? 

And what of her weak and lonely heart? Can she remain indifferent to the stranger’s charms whilst pretending to be his wife, whilst sharing his bed?

Features:

  • Regency historical romance novel
  • A novel of approx. 70,000 words
  • Contains some descriptive sex scenes
©2019 Adele clee (P)2019 Adele Clee

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Gentleman's Curse

This is the last book in The Avenging Lords series. Another good read another book I couldn't put down. Enthralling from beginning to end.

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If there is a story, it gets lost.

The Narrator, is so over dramatic that she becomes the main character. In this case, it is acceptable as the story is weak.
The Hero's story gets lost from nearly the first page as his twitching male appendage takes over.
The Heroine despite her innocent soon joins the caccophony. Then spends the rest of the time trying to find fault in the Hero.
Lot of gratuitous sex, it becomes extremely tedious and after fastwarding leaves nothing of the tale. The author needed to finish the saga, but has run-out of ideas. The only highlight was secondary story, it was very small part of the plot.

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Great series

each story very thorough.
really struggled with the narrator hence couldn't give any of this series 5 stars although the stories are great

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  • crazy shopper
  • 03-06-19

Hudson gets his HEA!

And he is not the only one. This is another great book with a lot of mystery and many twists and turns. It's fast-paced and kept me enthralled 'til the very end. And what an ending it was! Be prepared for a big showdown on a foggy bridge. I love the author's imagination! You think you know who the villain is? Think again. Thank you for the wonderful journey you took us on, Ms. Clee. I just wish there were more books in this series. And let's not forget Liisa Ivary. Her narration is always great.

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  • cheryl
  • 07-05-20

Romance, passion and friendship

Another great story from Adele Clee. Hudson Lockhart is the last of the friends to have his story told. The characters of Claudia Darling and Hudson Lockhart were engaging, Claudia would do everything to provide for her sister, she was caring but had a steel core when needed. Hudson was determined to clear his name. This was an engrossing story that has a number of surprises, some tender moments and moments where true friendship came to the fore. It also had a fascinating relationship between Claudia and Hudson that had humour and passion. I’m only sorry that this was the last on the series.
The narrator, Liisa read the story well and used different voices to bring the characters to life.

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  • 04-10-19

Good finish to series

This series started with a strong heroine and ended with a strong heroine. There is nothing more refreshing than finding a story with a strong heroine and a confident hero who has faith in the heroine handling business herself...

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